Stretch Marks

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Stretch marks or striae (Grammatical number stria), as they are called in dermatology, are a form of scarring on the skin ...
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Mederma 2,565 Retin A 1,220 Vaseline 594
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Mederma vs Retin A for Stretch Marks

Mederma
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Retin A
Other name: Scar Gel (Scar Gel)
Other name: Renova (Renova)
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Method of use:
Gel, Ointment
Method of use:
Gel, Ointment
Prescribing mode:
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Prescribing mode:
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Mederma is a topical product used to improve scar appearance. It is a gel based on an onion extract and produced by Merz Pharmaceuticals of Frankfurt, Germany. Mederma's marketing claims it can make scars "softer, smoother, and less noticeable". Generic...
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Tretinoin is the acid form of vitamin A and is also known as all-trans retinoic acid or ATRA. It is a drug commonly used to treat acne vulgaris and keratosis pilaris. It is available as a cream or gel (brand names Aberela, '''Airol'...
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Hyperpigmentation
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Skin Cancer
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Self Harm
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Nausea
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Paranoia
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Freckles
1
Sneezing
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Bloating
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Man Boobs
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Addiction
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Irritability
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RA
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Depression
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Burning
4
Allergies
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Tiredness
2
Eczema
1
Stinging
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Weight Gain
1
Skin Irritation
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About Mederma
Mederma is a topical product used to improve scar appearance. It is a gel based on an onion extract and produced by Merz Pharmaceuticals of Frankfurt, Germany. Mederma's marketing claims it can make scars "softer, smoother, and less noticeable". Generic...
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About Retin A
Tretinoin is the acid form of vitamin A and is also known as all-trans retinoic acid or ATRA. It is a drug commonly used to treat acne vulgaris and keratosis pilaris. It is available as a cream or gel (brand names Aberela, '''Airol'...
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mederma stretch mark cream on them and pretty much went away...
" I have stretch marks on my hips from when I grew really tall and I put mederma stretch mark cream on them and pretty much went away! Also, if you get a prescrip... "

counter product called Mederma. It works very well on new...
" Retin A helps with acne, but works really well with blackheads. It will not help with scarring. Be careful ...over the counter product called Mederma. It works very well on new ...even work on old scars.... "

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tried mederma, vitamen e, retin-a, coca butter and none...
" i have tried mederma, vitamen e, retin-a, coca butter and none of the shit has worked... "

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hat about Mederma reducing my scars' COLOR? :? cali...
" ...dermotologist told me that using retin-A or retin-A micro would help reduce the color and texture of the horrible purple scars I have. Please, has ...can give... "

used the mederma stretch mark cream for over a month and it...
" I used the mederma stretch mark cream for over a month and it definitely helped. My dermatologist prescribed me retin-a now for my horrendous stretch marks and... "

allergic rxn to it, went to mederma for two weeks, and now...
" I started putting retina-a on mine at about ...allergic rxn to it, went to mederma for two weeks, and ...reddened my skin. The retin-a is working better than the other two also, so I'm sticking with... "

time I ask for retin a. It doesnt work as well. I would...
" ...me the last time I ask for retin a. It doesnt work as well. I would make sure ...is completely healed before using the retin a. As long as you use it before the redness goes away it will work. I use it... "

st bet is using Retin A (which is prescription) on them. Ha...
" ...how they will look. As for stretch marks- I used Palmers Cocoa butter during my pregnancy to help prevent stretch marks, but I still ended up with them on my boobs after breastfeeding. My... "

have no experience with Mederma, but Retin A is amazing. I...
" I have no experience with Mederma, but Retin A is amazing. I was prescribed it for some childhood scars a few years ago. ...and old. I'm currently using Retin A on my C section... "

ramatically reduced my stretch marks from puberty. The o...
" I got vitamin e oil (smells similar to olive oil) and bio-oil (smells like fresh rosemary) I put those on and let them soak in then put Aveeno daily moisturizing lotion (doesn't smell) over it. I'm... "

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